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Grantville, Victoria


Grantville_Random Moment in time photography_Silvia Tomarchio Photography.Grantville on 3 different days at 3 different times! I love stopping by if i am down that way, although I do check my tides, it’s always great to see how its presenting itself on the day, wild water, sand that I sink in, yep i got stuck, or tide just at the right height, calm waters and a beautiful sunset.Grantville_Silvia Tomarchio Photography

When everything aligns perfectly, I don’t normally photograph people homes, but I couldn’t resist when I turned to see the light shinning on it, just as well! the tide had come in so fast that there was not much to stand on, oh well boots were wet anyway, on the upside I have good friends that live near by and I have sent her a copy to show the owner, only right I send them a copy if they want it. 3rd time lucky in the last two months to get the shots I was after, at just the right water level, I was there the day before and the tide was all the way out.

Cape Woolamai


 

Cape Woolamai_Phillip Island_Port Phillip Bay_Silvia Tomarchio PhotographyWhat a beautiful coast line we have right here in Victoria, Phillip Island, this was the highlight for me, i would have loved spending a bit more time here, just spectacular. A 4 hour cruise run by Wildlife coast cruises, We had Dale from Photo Ranges give a a talk, tips and tricks for photography. You can find them on Facebook and Istagram for all their events etc. This trip was organised by Peter Fogarty from Melbourne Photography excursions, what a great job he did, kept us up to date as the day was approaching, a private chat group with lots of info and laughs, I don’t normally do many large group outings, I’ll either go alone or very select small group. But as I said, this was very well organised. We didn’t see any Whales, although there were plenty of playful Dolphins, and seals, even though it rained and even hailed, it didn’t put a damper on the day, rough seas, that just made it adventurous!!! I was of course standing in the wrong spot as it started to hail, hanging on for dear life, overtime the boat went to the left and truck loads of water just poured onto me, I was not game to move at that point, i had tried to go across and one point when i was told not to run, ummmm lost my footed and went jogging across. It was a lot of fun indeed. It’s always great to get out in Victoria and enjoy what my own country has to offer.

Sealed with a KisS


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Never gets old watching these beautiful seals, all part of the cruise around Phillip Island, they didn’t seemed phased by the high swells and crashing waves. Love the wildlife in Australia. You can purchase this image here.

Swell Time


Waves_Phillip Island_Swell_Sea_OceanOut on a whale watching cruise yesterday off Phillip Island, unfortunately we didn’t spot any, lots of playful dolphins and seals, There were lots of swells, rain and even hail stones at one point which made it all the more exciting. I love the way the waves dance and create quick moments of natures art. Victoria, Australia. You can purchase this image here.

Selfless


Bhutan_Paro_Selfless Prayers_Silvia Tomarchio Photography.jpgEvery now and then I stop and think how many I have met in my lifetime…..I really have no idea and while I remember plenty but not all,  I have never met anyone so selfless in my life until this brief encounter, Paro, Bhutan. I asked my guide to stop and ask him what he was doing. He had traveled around 14km already and he’s stop was at Tigers Nest or there about, when I asked why, he was doing this for his community, a prayer to protect them, to bless them. This was no ordinary display of love of his country, I mean I have seen people praying etc but this did not look easy at all and was something else, what an incredible act, the most beautiful selfless act I have ever been privileged to witness. It really is a country like no other. And I was puffed at a few hours of walking up, half way to Tigers Nest!

Say A liTTle PrayeR


Prayer Flag_Bhutan_Silvia Tomarchio PhotographyWhat can one say about Bhutan, it’s peaceful, quiet, stunning landscape, the light breeze and the sound of prayer flags, I laid down as close to the edge, listen to the sounds and watched those flags, dance in the wind. No other sounds, it was magical. You can purchase this image here and many others.

Who wants to be a millionaire?


Millionaire Walk_Sorrento_Pier_Jetty_Silvia Tomarchio Photography_Mornington Peninsula

Well do you?

I have been wanting to do this Millionaire walk for nearly 2 years now, I had a look on google maps and although i was quite confident i figured it out, i emailed Mornington Peninsula Website just to be sure, they were great and called me the next day, so I got to Lentell Avenue, Sorrento, there were already two togs up on the wall, saying hey you missed the sunrise and assuring me it was safe enough to get up along the wall, well my aim today was to photograph the piers, tick! So i couldn’t figure out where the walk started from so i got in the car and went to Point King road and from there off i went, the walk is about 1.5km return, fairly easy, scary dog half way, so if you go all the way you will end up at Lentell Avenue, it looks like a private gate. I didn’t photograph any of the houses as it was their back yard. Absolutely stunning! I did have a few favourites. So do I want to be a millionaire? mmmm. I would sure love a view like that, although I’m a simple creature, less is more, minimalist and don’t fancy possessions owning me, but hey you never know., something might change my mind, image all the good I could do. I read an short article last week where a bloke decided what he was going to live on $$$$ for the rest of his life regardless of inflation and the rest he gave away, imagine a world like that! That definitely sounds like a great plan, oh one day, a nice little shack by the beach, with lots of light and studio space and a view of the ocean. Really was a peaceful day, i even forgot I was cold. I only had a few hours then a great day with friends, food and a good laugh, what else is there?! If you would like to purchase any of my prints visit here or contact me directly.

Portrait Photographer


Last night I attended a rather large business event put together by my local council. It’s fantastic to see that they are working so hard to help local businesses grow. My way of supporting my community is to source local businesses where ever possible or at least in Australia.
It was great to connect with locals in business from small to large. One in particular was so great encouraging me to make a quick video about networking, I’m like “noooooo”, she’s like yessss, so i said ‘why don’t you do it?” she says “I’’ll do it if you do it!” so I said, “you go first!” and she did! And then I did! maybe it was encouragement and not taking it too seriously or maybe in was the Moscato! Crazy right, if you know me personally you know I am never short of something to say!
I was asked quite a few times last night “what type of photography do you do?” Well, I’m consider myself and been recognised as a professional portrait photographer and digital artist, it is where my passion lives! Portrait for me expands to corporate, personal portraits and weddings. My style will range from a timeless classic minimal look to a fine art piece created just for you. For me, most importantly it’s the connection created between you and I, the camera, the best lighting for you, to make it uniquely yours, how you would like to present yourself? remembered? your legacy? how would you like to give of yourself to generations to come? For any portrait, its all about team work, while we chat in our first consultations I get to know a little or a lot about you, to a place where you are comfortable and what you would like and happy to suggest, occasionally I hear ‘I can’t model”, well unless you are a professional model, all you need to be is just be you and have fun, the rest is my job. I don’t like to rush any shoot as we all take different times to just go with it, although an hour is usually enough time. I will usually post only one image online with your permission, yes, I know you are excited by the end of your shoot! I do however like to take my time with editing and portraits are personal and should be viewed by you first.
So I looked up the words Portrait Photographer and this is what I found,
A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.
Of course it can be more, limited only by the imagination.
The word “photography” was created from the Greek roots φωτός (phōtos), genitive of φῶς (phōs), “light” and γραφή (graphé) “representation by means of lines” or “drawing”, together meaning”drawing with light”.

Portrait photography is a popular commercial industry all over the world. Many people enjoy having professionally made family portraits to hang in their homes, or special portraits to commemorate certain events, such as graduations or weddings. Since the dawn of photography, people have made portraits. The popularity of the daguerreotype in the middle of the 19th century was due in large part to the demand for inexpensive portraiture.
So what are you waiting for? everyone deserves to be acknowledged, loved and be love. To book for a studio shoot in Taylors Hill or on location.

FAmILy


Family Portrait_Black and white portrait_Silvia Tomarchio Photography_Taylors HillI don’t believe that “families” are black and white, they come in all shapes and sizes, each with their own morals, standards and beliefs. I can’t believe how many times I said to my children statements sounding like our parents that I thought i would never say! we take what we learn and add our own spin to it raising the next generation, Maybe they didn’t get everything right but I so appreciate now the lessons I was taught growing up, what I do know is they did their very best. While I raise my girls they are raising a mother, a mother to be her very best and forgiven when i make mistakes, the most beautiful gift they have taught me is unconditional love and so much more. The one thing I know for sure no matter how your family is made up, putting their well being first, parents through mutual respect for each other and their children will raise amazing kids, they are the future. I am so very proud of them in the most humble way. Last week my little one interviewed me for school homework and asked what my greatest achievement was? I said “the 3 of you” she’s says that’s not an achievement! I said “yes it is! in fact you are and will always be my greatest achievement! I can’t wait until they have their own kids one day then they will know i am right!!!! Im so in love with these 3 girls! God bless all the children around the world. Last week I wrote a letter to myself with all my girls have taught me while raising a mother.

I refer to my girls as my gift, my joy and my miracle, all three a blessing.

Large Family Portrait.


Large Family Portrait Studio_Silvia Tomarchio Photography

A few weeks ago I was asked to photograph a large family portrait, while the easiest thing would be to take them out on a location shoot, they much prefer a studio portrait, the welcomed challenge is on! so this morning I set up in room 2 in my Taylors Hill Studio to ensure they all fit in the frame, with this set up there are endless possibilities of styling them to create the perfect family portrait and plenty of natural shots. It will look a little different once the family is on set and that’s where I workout the final touches, every professional portrait required careful planning for it to be successful, I spent less than an hour this morning doing just that! Preparation is everything.